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Kybella® in Albuquerque

A Quick, Simple Way to Lose Your Double Chin


A double chin can be a stubborn thing. The conspicuous pocket of submental fat may resist even the strictest of diets and exercise plans. Surgically removing the unwanted cells via liposuction has long been a go-to solution, but a new development can deliver the same effects without the incisions or recovery time: Kybella®. Albuquerque's Western Dermatology Consultants offers the injectable, which can be administered in minutes and left to work while you go about your daily life.

Kybella® destroys the excess fat, which melts away from the under-chin area to reveal more definition and slim contours. Without the double chin, there is a clear transition from the face to the neck, especially when seen in profile.

Learn more about Kybella® from Albuquerque's Western Dermatology Consultants. Call the trusted experts at 505-855-9267 to schedule a free consultation.

How Kybella® Works

The human body uses a chemical known as deoxycholic acid to break down dietary fat, and Kybella® uses that same chemical to break down the fat that collects beneath the chin. Once injected, Kybella® disrupts the targeted cells themselves, rendering them unable to remain whole.

The impacted fat is absorbed by the body and then eliminated. This is a natural process.

Kybella® Treatment Details

A typical Kybella® session at Albuquerque's Western Dermatology Consultants involves a round of injections, up to 50, that takes 15 minutes to half an hour to complete. While the active ingredient begins working immediately, it will take several weeks for visual results to become apparent.

Many patients find that they achieve their ideal results after two to four treatment sessions, each spaced at least a month apart. In some cases, six sessions may be recommended.

Kybella injections to the submental (under the chin) area
Western Dermatology Consultants uses Kybella® at its Albuquerque offices to destroy unwanted fat cells that cling to the submental area, creating a double chin. A treatment session involves precision injections to the neck area, but should last less than half an hour.

Your individualized treatment plan will be discussed at your consultation, which will also include information on cost, side effects to watch for, and other options for getting a similar or complementary cosmetic result. For instance, some patients are inspired by their new, more youthful facial contours and choose to address wrinkles with BOTOX®, hollows with a dermal filler, and more.

More Kybella® Information

Diet control and exercise are, of course, recommended and necessary for a healthy lifestyle, but their cosmetic benefits may be more limited than hoped for and could use a boost from the Western Dermatology Consultants team. Patients who choose Kybella® are frequently those who have tried other strategies to lose their double chin but have gained nothing but frustration. In these cases, the submental fat may be referred to as “diet resistant” because of its ability to persist in the face of lifestyle changes that successfully reduce fat elsewhere on the body.

Even dieting that does reduce a double chin can't guarantee the same results as Kybella®, since dieting reduces the size of fat cells, while the injectable completely removes them from the equation. Fat cells that are merely reduced in size but left in place can someday return to their larger state.

That said, remember that Kybella® is for cosmetic transformations only. The injectable is not intended for use as a weight-loss method.

If you would like to know more about Kybella® in Albuquerque, contact our office and come in for a visit. Call Western Dermatology Consultants at 505-855-9267 or schedule an appointment online.